Georgia residents may be interested to hear of a driver who allegedly struck and killed a man attempting to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles was detained and charged with a criminally negligent homicide according to the police. The man that was killed was attempting to dribble his ball through eleven countries and for more than a year before he was struck and killed in this pedestrian accident.
The 42-year-old record seeker was walking along the road when he was allegedly struck by a pickup truck from behind. The driver of the pickup truck was reported to have stayed present on the scene. He reportedly cooperated with the police. The driver was taken into custody, and his bail was set at $50,000.
The police stated that they did not believe that the man who was struck was dribbling his ball when he was hit. The man who was hit was reported to be promoting a charity project that donates balls to those in need.
The family of the man who was struck may be able to pursue a wrongful death suit regarding the pedestrian accident, especially given the fact that the driver of the pickup truck is currently being charged with negligence. A wrongful death suit will allow the family to recover compensation for any of their losses regarding the death of their family member. A wrongful death suit is usually applied whenever a death is caused by another person under a foreseeable and preventable circumstances. In this case, it may be possible to prove that if the pickup truck driver had been driving in a responsible fashion, he would not have struck and killed the pedestrian on the side of the road.
Source: ESPN FC, “Driver arrested in dribbler’s death,” June 18, 2013